Security in Urban Emergencies (Online Course)

OVERALL AIM (Help) Reduce the number of security incidents experienced in urban settings by humanitarian aid workers, through aid workers developing and employing a variety of tools used in a security risk framework ABOUT THE COURSE This Security in Urban Emergencies course gives participants exposure to the necessary skills and knowledge to: participate in the development of security strategies, from conducting context analyses, to how that informs the subsequent vulnerability assessments and risk assessments, through to using security frameworks to mitigate urban specific risks. The duration of the facilitated on-line course is 4 consecutive weeks where all activities take place on-line. It is expected that you spend around three to five hours per week on participating in team activities and completing individual tasks. Most of the activities are asynchronous, the asynchronous model means that you can log in when convenient for you, whether that is during the working day, in the evening at home or while travelling. However, there will be some webinars where a time will be scheduled and participants will need to be available to participate in tasks, this will cater to different time zones and working schedules. OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Develop basic context analysis for a complex urban setting, using a good practice structure Differentiate the risks faced by diverse humanitarians (particularly with regard to gender) Identify security threats of special concern in an urban environment and use a security risk framework to manage them. WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER Context Analysis Actor Mapping and Specific Urban Threats Gender and Security Threat and Vulnerability Assessing Risk Developing Security Strategies The Differences between Urban and Rural Violence Security Plans WHO SHOULD ATTEND The target audience for this course are humanitarians, with practical experience in the field. Participants should have an interest in working in an urban emergency response and have some experience in the humanitarian and/or development sector. This course presupposes a working knowledge of basic humanitarian principles. METHODOLOGY All course activities are asynchronous, so there aren’t fixed times when you need to be on-line to meet with other course participants. Yet with plenty of discussions it often feels like real time, with the added advantage that you can take a little longer to formulate your contributions. You can log in when convenient for you, whether that is during the working day, in the evening at home or while traveling. COURSE FEES FROM £50-277, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE REGISTER BY FOLLOWING THE BELOW LINK: